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Bertha and the Wolfram

    Bertha and the Wolfram / Bertha en de Wolfram

    Belgium / Color / 15' / 2020 9+

    Children’s Juries Award (over 13 years old) for Best Short & Medium Length Documentary Καλύτερη Ταινία Ντοκιμαντέρ Μικρού & Μεσαίου Μήκους

    Meet Bertha, a 13 year old Belgian girl fighting every day against her ultimate enemy: Wolfram. Wolfram is a rare disease that affects her nervous system with major consequences on her eyesight. To fight Wolfram, Bertha has her own secret weapon: creativity. When she paints, it’s as if her brush becomes a sword that she carefully uses to create extraordinary paintings – and control Wolfram. Together with a renowned Belgian painter, they create inspiring paintings that they sell at the Eye Opener, a yearly fundraising art exhibition.

    Tijs Torfs

    He studied filmmaking at RITCS, the Royal Institute of cinema and sound in Brussels. He obtained two Bachelors in documentary and fiction. For national television he made a web series about youth and religion. Recently he completed his Master's degree in fiction with a short film called «Graven». This short film has won the audience award at Leuven Short Film Festival 2020.

    Cast & Crew

    • direction: Tijs Torfs
    • Screenplay: Tijs Torfs
    • Cinematography: Dries Vanderaerden, Tijs Torfs
    • Editing: Lawrence Paul Foley
    • music: Dave Martyn
    • Sound Design: Levi Mercurio
    • Film Cast: Bertha Goovaerts, Werner Mannaers
    • producer:: Jurgen Buedts
    • original language:  Dutch


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